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OXYCONTIN

OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.91M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 157 of 3362

$955M
Retail Cost

Rank: 21 of 3362

275,800
Patients

Rank: 245 of 3362

140,935
Prescribers

Rank: 181 of 3362

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 22,528 139,778 $88.2M
Pennsylvania 20,352 133,738 $64.1M
Florida 17,349 103,447 $60.9M
New York 16,353 97,342 $49.2M
North Carolina 14,696 94,953 $42.5M
New Jersey 12,894 84,579 $43.2M
Ohio 11,238 76,906 $36.1M
Tennessee 9,094 60,350 $31.7M
Wisconsin 7,980 57,493 $26M
Missouri 7,897 56,295 $29.7M
Massachusetts 7,699 55,918 $25.3M
Michigan 8,696 55,113 $35M
Minnesota 7,981 53,318 $17.5M
Arizona 8,679 51,654 $26.3M
Texas 8,727 51,354 $31.3M
Washington 6,721 46,098 $18.1M
Indiana 6,239 43,329 $21.7M
Maryland 6,756 42,356 $18M
Alabama 5,588 40,533 $20.9M
Georgia 6,394 40,074 $20.1M
Colorado 6,164 38,901 $16.5M
Connecticut 5,403 38,127 $19.6M
Virginia 6,467 36,856 $17.1M
Illinois 6,738 36,529 $17.5M
Oregon 4,584 32,996 $14M
Oklahoma 4,725 32,627 $18.5M
South Carolina 5,243 30,473 $16.8M
Kentucky 4,012 27,137 $13.1M
Kansas 3,377 23,154 $11.2M
Louisiana 2,879 18,545 $10.1M
New Hampshire 2,408 18,182 $7.12M
Maine 2,208 17,212 $8.03M
Iowa 2,376 15,986 $6.62M
Arkansas 2,550 15,331 $7.4M
Nebraska 1,795 11,817 $4.75M
Rhode Island 1,664 11,763 $5.59M
Mississippi 1,732 11,189 $5.6M
New Mexico 1,754 11,164 $5.69M
Utah 1,605 10,899 $6.07M
Delaware 1,450 10,778 $5.29M
West Virginia 1,650 10,342 $4.75M
Nevada 1,782 9,986 $5.94M
Idaho 1,492 9,085 $4.08M
Montana 1,193 8,394 $3.35M
Vermont 812 6,923 $2.89M
South Dakota 858 5,968 $2.35M
Hawaii 817 4,627 $2.42M
North Dakota 768 4,240 $1.38M
Wyoming 614 3,828 $1.48M
Alaska 524 3,726 $1.84M
District of Columbia 898 3,374 $1.37M
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for OXYCONTIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,675

DECATUR

Alabama

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,325

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,120

MOBILE

Alabama

JEANNE GERMEIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,110

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

LAWRENCE PETERS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,018

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,011

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

NILESH JOBALIA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled959

HAMILTON

Ohio

RILEY LOVE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled949

PADUCAH

Kentucky

MARTIN HALE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled939

PLANTATION

Florida

IQBAL SINGH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled935

SELMA

Alabama

EMILIO SUAREZ D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled923

MIAMI

Florida

LISA BANCHIK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled905

BOCA RATON

Florida

AMANDA ZIMMERMAN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled851

CLEMMONS

North Carolina

MICHAEL BRENNAN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled818

FAIRFIELD

Connecticut

JAY FREID MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled811

MILFORD

Delaware

ARTHUR BRADFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled794

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled774

ATHENS

Georgia

BONNIE DUGAN ANPC

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled761

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

ALFRED ANDERSON M.D., D.C.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled756

ST. LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

DONALD KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled753

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

HEATHER ALFONSO MSN APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled738

DERBY

Connecticut

PAUL MURATTA D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled734

GADSDEN

Alabama

SANDHYA THOMAS-MONTILUS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled726

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

RONALD SEGURA MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled726

COVINGTON

Louisiana

HEATHER STELLING MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled717

JOPLIN

Missouri